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Minimally Invasive Procedures

We perform many minimally invasive heart and vascular procedures. These less invasive techniques offer significant advantages to patients, including less pain, shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery.

At the Heart & Vascular Institute at Abington Health, we are highly experienced with minimally invasive surgery and treatment of cardiac and vascular conditions. Our commitment is to provide the latest and best approach for you.

Minimally Invasive Features

Physicians use smaller incisions in minimally invasive procedures than in traditional open surgery. They work with surgical instruments specialized for less invasive treatment and, in some procedures, robotic technology.

Minimally invasive methods are used for complex heart rhythm treatment, bypass surgery, heart defect repair, heart valve surgery, vascular surgery and more.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Treatment

Patients gain many benefits from minimally invasive procedures, including: smaller scars; less blood loss and need for blood transfusions; low infection risk; less pain; shorter hospital stay; faster recovery time and quicker return to normal activities.

Minimally invasive techniques avoid cutting the breastbone or using a heart-lung machine.

For some patients, open surgery may be a better choice. Our physicians and surgeons talk with every patient about treatment options.


The high quality and cost-efficiency of our heart services have earned Abington Memorial Hospital recognition as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care® by Independence Blue Cross.Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care

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